Self Perception Assessment
Evaluate How Others Perceive You

Learn how to create the right image of yourself by taking control of how others see you. Their perception of you will accurately reflect your impact on the organization.

Joel has given me valuable guidance on how to coach and develop my direct reports, helping me to navigate through some difficult decisions. And perhaps most significantly, Joel has helped me budget my weekly and daily work by priority and link to my annual objectives.

Jocelyn Dunphy, Learning & Development Manager,Procter & Gamble

Every day of your life, people are determining what they think of you based on the actions and behaviors they observe from you. This process is the act of perceiving.

While you do not have control over how other view you, you do have control over your actions. Proactively shaping how others perceive you is a key strategy to standing out, gaining credit for your work and, ultimately, advancing your career.

As a leader in helping individuals apply executive coaching concepts for success in the workplace, Joel Garfinkle has designed the following perception assessment to help you learn how others may think of you at work.

This executive leadership coaching assessment provides you with the top ten areas you must emphasize to positively influence how others perceive you. As you go through each of the ten areas, notice which ones you are strong at and which ones need improvement.

After taking the assessment below, you will receive feedback directly from Joel to help you improve your perception so that your impact at work is accurately noted.


  • Rate yourself from 1 to 5 in the following categories:
    • If the left side closely describes you, select a lower number.
    • If the right side closely describes you, select a higher number.
    • If you fall in between 1 and 5, choose one of the middle numbers.
  • You have advocates who campaign on your behalf, championing your cause and helping to improve your image among decision-makers.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You work on projects that have high visibility.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You're able to find opportunities to add value to any project or interactions that you currently have.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • Your boss's manager knows how well you are doing because your boss shares your contributions to the company.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • Management sees how valuable you are to the organization.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You interact with your organization’s senior leaders to directly influence how they perceive you.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • Whenever you do something positive, above and beyond expectations, solve problems or provide top-notch service, you’ve encouraged your clients, customers or vendors to tell your superiors about it.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You interact with people who have influence, are respected, and are admired as solid leaders.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You have gained exposure to other business units besides your own and have made others understand the value you bring.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • You know how top management and your peers currently perceive you and are working on ways to reinforce the positive traits while eliminating the negative ones.
    Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
  • Submit this form to get a response with personal and executive coaching tips from Joel Garfinkle, one of the top personal leadership coaches in the nation. Joel will review your level of influence readiness and personally respond with suggestions to help you exert your influence right now.
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